What's new in HCL Nomad for web browsers

Release 1.0.9

  • Information box support

    Information boxes are used to show Application Properties, Document Properties, Database Properties, Text Properties, Workspace Properties, etc. Rather than being a free floating dialog as the information box is in HCL Notes, the information box is shown docked on the right side.

  • File > Import has been enhanced to support more previously unsupported file types. For more information, see Limitations.
  • Domino Restyle updates:
    • User-supplied themes.

      Restyle can now utilize user-supplied themes stored in a shared database. For more information, see Customizing themes with Restyle.

    • Users can import an application icon. For more information, see the bullet on the fourth tab - Create icon in Domino Restyle for Notes applications in the Notes documentation.
    • Shared fields and shared columns are now restyled. For more information, see Restyle Limitations in the Notes documentation.
    • Users can optionally apply updated icons for action buttons and view column icons. For more information, see the third tab - Confirm settings segment of the Domino Restyle for Notes applications topic in the Notes documentation.
    • Restyle only selected portions of the application. For more information, see the third tab - Confirm settings segment of the Domino Restyle for Notes applications topic in the Notes documentation.
    • Restyle can now utilize user-supplied typography. For more information, see Customize typography with Restyle.

Release 1.0.8

  • Warning for Memory Saver to avoid potential data loss. For more information, see Optional browser configuration.
  • Open in New Window feature. For more information, see Optional browser configuration.
  • Firefox now supports replication and offline mode.
    For more information, see:
  • Notes Shared Login (NSLv3) can be disabled:
    When disabled, the user will be required to enter the ID password each time Nomad is run and there will be an additional profile menu entry for managing the password. For more information, see Using Nomad Shared Login to suppress password prompts in the Domino documentation.
    Note: For the Nomad section of the Security Settings document to be shown in the Domino Administrator when running a 12.0.2 pubnames template version, $$TEST_NOMADSL=1 must be set in the notes.ini for Domino Administrator. Future versions of the template will always show the Nomad section, so $$TEST_NOMADSL=1 is only necessary until the next version of the template is released and then $$TEST_NOMADSL=1 will be obsolete.
  • User Interface improvements to the Find Dialog:

    There are many improvements to the Find Dialog including adding an X of Y adornment.

  • Domino Restyle updates:
    • Restyled fields.

      Fields on forms are now restyled, depending on their type and properties. For example, a text or number field will render in the same way as an OS edit control, replacing the small open and close brackets with a native edit control. Dialog lists that do not allow multiple values are converted to OS comboboxes, while dialog lists that do allow multiple values are not. Updating the look of these fields gives an updated look to the form.

    • User-defined application colors.

      You can now create your own application colors to be used when restyling applications with the Restyle feature. For more information, see Defining application colors with Restyle.

Release 1.0.7

  • Capture signature:
    Capture a hand written or typed signature image using a Rich Text Lite field enabled for signature. For more information, see the following topics in the Domino Designer documentation:
  • Domino Restyle updates:
    • Create an application icon.

      To create an icon, select File > Application > Restyle. In the dialog, you can customize the illustration, shape, and color of the icon.

    • Choose a custom color (previously, app authors could pick from a fixed color list).
    • Convert an existing database to use the standardized layout.
  • Improved support for Domino policies.
    • HCL Nomad now has improved support for Domino Policies. Policy settings are applied at initial setup and each time the application is restarted.
      Note: Not all policy settings have been tested with HCL Nomad clients.
  • Starting with version 1.0.7, if the optional Content-Security-Policy header is in use, the font-src directive must be added and the script-src directive should be updated. For more information, see Hosting the Nomad for web browsers static web files in the Nomad Administrator documentation.
  • Bug fixes. For more information, see HCL Nomad for web browsers 1.0.x Release Notes.

Release 1.0.6

  • Domino Restyle updates:
    • Navigators in the application are restyled.
    • Applications can choose to change their launch property to a standardized frameset. For more information, see Launch property features.
  • panagenda MarvelClient updates in the Analyze Database:
    Additional information is now returned from the browser and reported in the Analyze Database:​
    • browser name​
    • browser version​
    • os name​
    • os version​
    • user agent string
  • Nomad server on Domino on Domino 12.0.2:

    Nomad server on Domino now runs on Domino 12.0.2 in addition to 12.0.1.

  • Bug fixes.

Release 1.0.5

  • Domino Restyle

    Domino Restyle updates an application's UI elements with a color-coordinated, cleaner look and feel. With Restyle, only UI elements are updated; no code is modified. To access the Restyle option, select File > Application > Restyle for a selected application or workspace icon. Designer access to the application is required to use Restyle.

    For more information, see Domino Restyle for Notes applications in the Notes documentation.
    Note: Restyle is available initially only in English; therefore, the browser language must be set to English for Restyle to appear.
  • Nomad server on Domino
    HCL Nomad server on Domino is an alternative for HCL Nomad clients to communicate with the HCL Domino servers. Using the HCL SafeLinx Nomad proxy server (previously required) is now optional. For more information, see Nomad server on Domino in the Nomad Administrator documentation.
    Note: Either HCL Nomad server on Domino or HCL SafeLinx is still required for HCL Nomad clients communicating via WSS (WebSocket Secure). For more information, see System requirements.
  • Redesigned Group Tabs

    Tabs associated with databases and documents in those databases have been redesigned. This includes grouping tabs per database and updated appearance of tab components.

  • panagenda MarvelClient Nomad Roaming

    Nomad Roaming allows users to maintain a consistent workspace across your HCL Nomad clients. Workspace backups can be stored in a central Analyze database on the Domino server, restored every time a Nomad client starts, and can sync two Nomad clients as they are running. For more information, see panagenda's Nomad documentation.

  • Nomad handling of notes:// links

    Notes links (links using the notes:// protocol) can now be handled by Nomad if you register Nomad to be the protocol handler in the operating system. To assist in this enablement, Nomad includes instructions and relavent files in a sub-directory. For more information, see Notes links.

Release 1.0.4

  • Replication.

    Replication is now fully supported with browsers of the required level. For more information, see System requirements.

  • Offline mode.

    Users may continue working in local replicas without interruption if the connection is lost.

Release 1.0.3

  • Language support for Danish (da), Finnish (fi), Norwegian (nb), Turkish (tr).
  • Document printing support. For limitations on document printing, see Limitations.
  • Application switcher.

    Application (app) switcher is an optional, configurable dropdown menu displayed on the left of HCL Nomad for web browsers' navigation bar. Each app switcher menu entry shows an application icon followed by the application’s name. Clicking on an app switcher menu entry navigates to the corresponding application address in a new browser tab.

    For more information, see Configuring application switcher in the Nomad Administrator documentation.

  • Shared usage.

    You can preserve multiple users’ data when Nomad for web browsers is being accessed on a shared computer.

    For administrators, see Shared usage (Nomad for web browsers) in the Nomad Administrator documentation.

  • LotusScript NotesGPS class support.

    For more information, see NotesGPS (LotusScript) in the Domino Designer documentation.

  • Tech Preview: Replication.

    This feature will be generally available in a future release, as it relies on a Google Chrome feature that has not been generally released. To enable this feature, follow the steps in Replication.

Release 1.0.2

  • Added support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

    This feature enables Nomad users to authenticate through a SAML IdP rather than the Nomad server. For information, see Configuring SAML authentication in the HCL SafeLinx documentation.

  • Added support for Nomad federated login.

    With Nomad federated login, users do not need to enter their Notes ID passwords during initial configuration of Nomad for web browsers. They are presented with a login page from a SAML IdP to authenticate and download their IDs from the ID Vault. For more information, see Nomad federated login in the Domino documentation.

  • Added support for panagenda MarvelClient Web Migration.

    With panagenda MarvelClient Web Migration, a user's Workspace and Recent Applications can automatically migrate to Nomad Web during the client's initial setup. For more information on enabling this feature, see panagenda MarvelClient Web Migration in the Nomad Administrator documentation.

  • UI Improvements:
    • Visual updates and improved keyboard usage in the top Navigation Bar.
    • Visual updates to the Application Tab Bar.

Release 1.0.1

  • Added support for the following languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Added support for panagenda MarvelClient. panagenda MarvelClient allows administrators to manage HCL Nomad clients by defining their own settings.

    For more information, see HCL Nomad and panagenda MarvelClient in the Administrator documentation.

  • Added support for Nomad Federated Login.
    Enabling Nomad Federated Login allows the end user to run HCL Nomad and perform secure operations without being prompted for a Notes ID password. This requires an Identity Provider that supports SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language).
    Note: Nomad Federated Login support is included but at a beta level, which means the feature may be used to provide feedback but is not officially supported until a subsequent release.

    For more information, see System requirements.

  • Support for additional key entry mechanisms to enter characters has been added.

    In addition to the regular keyboard, alternate keyboards, Mac long press, Mac Option notation, and Input Method Editors (IMEs) are now supported. Previously, certain characters could only be entered via copy + paste.

  • Support for rendering MIME type emails has been added.

    Additionally, related actions (show images, load remote images, handle internet cross certificates) are now supported.